Category Archives: Community Service

Help Plant the Pollinator Garden at Hagley!

Event Date:  Thursday, October 14th    Arrive 3:30 to 4:00 pm

Rain Date, Tuesday, October 19th          Arrive 3:30 to 4:00 pm

 

Staff from Hagley Museum and Delaware Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will work with youth who attend to plant the various plants in the garden.  I would anticipate we would conclude by 6:00 pm or before.  If a youth can only come for a portion of time, that is fine.  This is a great volunteer activity for any youth and an educational one, also.

Please let us know if you’d like to attend by registering HERE.

Operation Christmas Child May Donations

  • Comb
  • Hairbrush
  • Toothbrush
  • Washcloth
  • Bar Soap (packaged or in a container)
  • Adhesive Bandages (colorful ones for kids)
  • Reusable plastic containers  (Ex: Cup, water bottle, bowl. Fill empty container with non-liquid items such as bows, bracelets, washcloths, etc.)

Remember do NOT Include: toothpaste, gum, candy, food, seeds, lotions, vitamins, breakable items, aerosol cans, used or damaged items.

April is National Volunteer Month! 

Join Delaware 4-H as we pledge our hands to larger service all month long!  There are a variety of ways for our 4-H clubs and families to say “thank you” to their communities.  Check out the Volunteering Page on the Delaware 4-H website for a variety of ideas on how you can help others!  Tag @DE4H in any photos that you post on Social Media, use #4Hgivesback or send your club/family service photos to jackson@udel.edu to post on our 4-H Social Media pages!

Service Project Spotlights

We would also like to spotlight our members for their service activities.  If you have recently completed or are working on a service project, please send a short paragraph about your project along with a photo of you in action to Jill Jackson, jackson@udel.edu.  These spotlights will be featured on our Volunteering Page in the upcoming months!

Operation Christmas Child April Donations – Stuffed Animals
  •  NEW Stuffed Animals small enough to fit in a standard shoebox
  • Animals for all age groups
    • If purchasing for 2-4 year olds, make sure the animal has eyes that are drawn on or made of felt. (No buttons or beads that could be a choking hazard)

Ag Day 2020

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has had to make the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Ag Day.

We will all miss this wonderful educational and fun event, but understand in this difficult time.

If you have any questions, please email Kaitlin.

 

Looking forward- April 4-H True Leaders in Service

Community Service Activities Entire month of April

National Day of Service April 25

This April, as part of True Leaders in Service and National Volunteer Appreciation Month, 4-H’ers
across the nation will pledge their hands to larger service – leading positive change that empowers their peers and their communities.

True Leaders in Service will officially kick-off the first day of April, and culminate with the
National 4-H Day of Service on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

Join the movement!

To learn more about True Leaders in Service visit:

True Leaders in Service

DE Goes Purple Campaign

Delaware Goes Purple is a Drug Free Awareness campaign that started out in Seaford, DE and now has expanded throughout the entire state. This campaign is in conjunction with the Chris Herren Project and will join forces with the State of Delaware in this important initiative. THP (The Herring Project) Project Purple Initiative is an anti-substance use campaign of The Herren Project, a non-profit foundation established by former NBA basketball player, Chris Herren, that assists individuals and families struggling with addiction. The THP Project Purple initiative was launched to break the stigma of addiction, bring awareness to the dangers of substance abuse and encourage positive decision making to navigate life’s challenges. This campaign runs now through the end of October.

How can you club support this campaign?

Inform your community and club members about the Drug Free Awareness by going purple!

Plant purple flowers

Wear Purple shirts

Hang Purple lights

Wear Purple bracelets

Print Meeting Agendas on Purple

Wear Purple socks

Be creative and show your support!

Take a picture of your 4-H club members supporting the purple campaign and post on your Instagram or Facebook account using the hashtags    #DEGoesPurple  and   #de4h

If you know of other organizations that want to help promote the Purple Project in their schools, churches, etc., the Sussex County Health Coalition can provide them with pledge materials. Please contact Cheryl Doucette at cdoucette@pmgconsulting.net or 302-423-1119 for additional information.